Math and Science Centers

Anatomy and Physiology Lab

The Anatomy and Physiology Lab provides study resources for students of anatomy and physiology at CSM. The lab is staffed by experienced anatomy and physiology instructors, and peer tutors who are available to tutor, demonstrate structures, answer questions and provide study skills training. Models, specimens, reference books and internet access are available for use by students. For more information, visit the Anatomy and Physiology Lab website (Science Building 36, Room 217; (650) 574-6252).

When using the Anatomy and Physiology Center, students will:

  1. Have knowledge of the Anatomy and Physiology Lab resources, including how to access them.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of study strategies for anatomy and physiology courses.
  3. Express increased optimism about their abilities to pursue science learning.

Integrated Science Center

The Integrated Science Center (ISC) provides a study support environment to help CSM students succeed in their science courses. The ISC is staffed by experienced faculty from different science departments. The ISC offers a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, accessible to and popular with students. It provides students the opportunity to consult with faculty, receive tutoring from peer tutors, work with other students in study groups, or work individually in an academically stimulating environment. The ISC is open Monday - Friday during daytime hours, and an effort is made to be open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon-Thur and provide evening hours on some days. The ISC resources are targeted to students enrolled in any science course at CSM. This includes Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Health Science, Nursing, Oceanography, Pale¬≠ontology, and Physics. 

Since Fall 2017, the ISC serves as the College MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) center. The CSM MESA program supports educationally and economically disadvantaged students to successfully transfer to four-year universities in pursuit of STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. MESA provides an extensive combination of STEM activities and academic support in a friendly and comfortable space, where students gather to study and engage with others to form an encouraging and supportive STEM community.

The ISC is also available for meetings of student organizations. For more information, please visit the Integrated Science Center website. Science Building [Building 36], Room 110; (650) 574-6688.

When using the Integrated Science Center, students will:

  1. Have knowledge of the Integrated Science Center resources, including how to access them.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of study strategies for science courses.
  3. Express increased optimism about their abilities to pursue science learning.

Math Resource Center

The Math Resource Center (MRC) provides in-person and in Zoom assistance to students enrolled in any CSM Math Course. The MRC is staffed by student peer tutors, an instructional aide, and some Mathematics faculty who use the MRC for their office hours. The MRC is generally open 5 days a week during a regular semester and 4 days a week during the summer semester; the hours of service are posted at the start of each semester. For the convenience of our students, the MRC room on campus (18-202) has books, calculators and computers loaded with identical software used in some math classes. 

For more information about the MRC, please visit the Math Resource Center website or visit us at the North Hall [Building 18], room 202; 650-574-6540). 

When using the Math Resource Center, students will:

  1. Have knowledge of the MRC resources, including how to access them.
  2. Be able to show improvement with the specific skills or in understanding course content for which they have requested assistance.

Nursing Skills Lab

The Nursing Skills Lab provides instructional space for all of the nursing lab courses. In addition, Nursing 816, 817, 818, and 819, are offered during designated hours each week. Hours are posted in and outside of the lab. The lab houses 8 patient suites, including 2 designated simulation suites. Students have the opportunity to practice skills, demonstrate competencies, complete simulation scenarios, view media, study, and complete a variety of other assignments. For more information, visit the Nursing Skills Lab webpage (Health and Wellness Building 5, Rooms 360 and 380; (650) 574-6213/6218).

When using the Nursing Skills Lab, students will:

  1. Have knowledge of the Nursing Skills Lab resources, including how to access them.
  2. Appraise own professional performance accurately.
  3. Evaluate professional learning needs and take steps to meet them.